there are some people here I don't like, but most are very nice, and know alot.
My favorite dog I've ever had was my rottie/german shepherd mix dog. I haven't seen her for 3 years. Her name is Cheyenne. Little Girl is a very sweet dog. She will only give me kisses or play when my eyes are shut,
The pug/beagle mix pups I have seen do have a basic 'mastiff like' look. But none of the adults I have ever seen look mastiff like anymore. I always have seen them and they have alot of leg, and a muzzle that is half way in size between pugs and beagles. No doubt cute though.
I get a little sick of them calling them ridiculous names but other than that i have no problem whats so ever with mixed. I use to own a Pomeranian and now i have a Lab/Pit mix. I dont call him a dumb name like Pitadore or something like that just a Lab mix or Lab/Pit. I like both though just as much.
Molly Doll, "But lets give it a try maybe we will learn about some new cute breed that we haven't even heard of yet"
Love dogs, pure bred or mutts. A mutt is a mutt. A beagle is a breed, a poodle is a breed, some fancy dancy name for a mutt, doesn't make it a breed, except a mixed breed...... Please excuse my rudeness
I aggree with irishacres. I mean i have a mixed breed and i love him dont get me wrong. But she is totally right. It is a mutt. And always will be. I hate that people make up weird names for them when they are seriously just mutts.
Molly Doll. it looks like you started this thread with intentions of stirring the pot. as has been said, time and time again, NO ONE HAS ANYTHING AGAINST MIXED BREEDs. if you come here promoting designer breeders, you will not get lips to your butt replies. i have purebreds because i prefer them. doesnt make me a purebred snob as you seem to claim. you slam purebreds but blow your stack if you think anyone is talking down about your mutts. its not about the dogs. they are the innocent ones. its about the breeders. period. get over it and move on already.
I don't think that pug/beagle mixes look like mastiffs. When I first saw him I actually turned to my boyfriend and said "that's one messed up looking boxer" Nevertheless, he's an awesome dog.
The only complaint/issue that I have is that when I take him out to play he can't run for very long or he can't get too excited or play rough with his puppy pals because he quickly runs out of breath and makes this God awful noise. It's like he can't get enough air and his chest is heaving in and out. It scares the crap out of me.
when you describe your baby not being able to breathe when playing and wheezing, that is the pug in him, and the beagle in him is wanting to play and run. He is adorable. He does kinda look like a boxer....
To the OP the only thing people on this forum don't agree with is breeders purposely creating these mixes. I still say the pug/beagle mix is a bad idea, because they are both VERY different breeds, one a companion breed, and the beagle a lively hunting breed. Same with other mixes, I can't imagine a chi/beagle, that someone else was talking about.
This makes me sad because where I live "puggles" are filling up the shelters and I see adds in the paper for older puppies, some free to good home. If we keep paying these unethical breeders top dollar for these mixes more and more dogs end up in the shelters. That is why people are so passionate on this forum, and I know some on here come across as strong or rude, but they are tired of people coming on here wanting to find a breeder that breeds mixes when we have shelters filled with mixes.
Ordinary people do see a difference between mutts and "designer dogs." And by ordinary, I mean outside the world of show/rescue/hobby breeder circles. The two terms aren't interchangeable out here. The reason for morphing together the names of the two breeds is, duh, that they know for sure which two breeds were involved. I grew up calling mutts things like "Lab mix" because the dam was a Lab and the sire was unknown. One could guess from the results, but the pups were usually the result of an accidental mating.
Any time you say "a designer dog is nothing but a mutt" you know it's an intentional slam at the owner and breeder, but the owner will always take it as a slam at her dog. And it will always be taken as an expression of contempt and hostility, which is a curious way to try and get a dialog going.
***Edited By: JoanEK on 1/11/2007 7:55:35 PM*** Reason: l
I have a beautiful 10 month old Pomeranian/Maltese mix named Polly.
I researched breeds for over 6 months before Polly came along. I visited and applied at 3 shelters. All said "No, your yard is not fenced in". I also spoke to 3 Pomeranian breeders and they said no because I have children and Poms are too delicate for children. By the way, my kids are 8, 12 and 17.
joanek, "Any time you say "a designer dog is nothing but a mutt" you know it's an intentional slam at the owner and breeder, but the owner will always take it as a slam at her dog. And it will always be taken as an expression of contempt and hostility, which is a curious way to try and get a dialog going."
Glad to know that you can read my mind and know of my intentions......
Instead of owners saying cutesy, artsy-fartsy "designer breed names" why can't they say I have a lab mix or a beagle mix or a Heinz 57 dog. But then again you would know their intentions andbe able to read their minds.